Coordination is Key to CDO Success

Chief Data Officers (CDOs) are one of the newer positions in government, but their role is quickly becoming one of the most critical. A CDO is charged with overseeing data-related functions, including data management, ensuring data quality, and creating data strategy. For government agencies, this requires close coordination with the Federal Data Strategy and the DoD Data Strategy.

Both of these documents define the specific roles and responsibilities of data officers and provide a framework for working with and securing data. Of course, each agency has unique requirements and missions, leaving the CDO to work out how to apply this guidance and standards to their organization.

Agencies are meeting these guidelines and integrating CDOs in different ways. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced a department-level CDO office to better integrate data into its operations and those of other agencies. The need for this level of coordination was underscored as DHS launched a department-wide COVID-19 vaccination campaign in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs health centers. DHS needed to identify, contact and manage responses from workers, which meant collecting and reconciling many different datasets from across the department.

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Govt preparing plans to put IT sector in high gear

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KATHMANDU, JAN 06 - The government has been preparing the National Information Technology ( IT ) Road Map, a wide-ranging plan to put the development of the IT sector in high gear. The Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment said it would have a draft plan ready within a week.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the two-day IT Conference being held on the sidelines of CAN Info-Tech on Sunday, Technology Minister Umakant Jha said that the road map would be a base for the development of the IT sector.

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